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August 28th, 2004, 04:31 AM
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Are yours identical or fraternal?

And did you know that even though they are in seperate sacs they can still be identical? Something to do with the egg splitting before or after conception. One dr told me that the only way to know for sure is to wait until they grow up to see if they still look like each other or do a genetic test on them. I'm thinking their fraternal. Yours???
Linda, mommy to Nikolas & Andrew, 5 year old twin boys and Ember Rose, almost 3.
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August 28th, 2004, 09:28 AM
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The girls are identical, they had separate conjoined sacs. They really are starting to look a little diffrent to me and Jon but I think that is just because of the torticollis they had as infants made their heads slightly diffrent shapes. Elaina has a much rounder head and face due to it and Skylas is more narrow and "egg" shaped.
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August 30th, 2004, 07:36 AM
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My girls are identical. They shared a placenta, and the membrane separating them was thin and hard to find. My husband thinks they look alike, but they don't look the same to me at all and never did. Maybe thats just being mom. Mine do have a different shaped face (one being more round) than the other.

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Emma & Olivia 2-16-03
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September 30th, 2004, 08:12 AM
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Identical here. They were the same as 2bundles, but then I also got confirmation when they had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome..and that only happens in Identical's. I also think they look alot alike..but yet different too. I can tell them apart, but alot of people still can't.
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